Chateau de Pray
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... riding round in and thought that would be a fun way to drive around the gardens. They were 30 euros to hire. We had 1 couple in front of us and nothing was happening. There were a couple of ladies behind us who were from Melbourne, as we found out, and they were also complaining about how you have to wait so long for service in France! Eli ended up asking the guy what was taking so long and we finally got some action. The guy said they were waiting for some golf carts to come ...
... Then it was a quick hop down the road to our last chateau, the Chateau de Chambord. What an amazing building. For sheer full-blown architectural splendour, you can't top this. It is by far the largest, grandest and most-visited chateau in the Loire Valley. Begun in 1519 as a weekend hunting lodge for King Francois 1, it quickly snowballed into one of the most ambitious and expensive architectural projects ever attempted by a French monarch. By the time it was finally finished around ...
... the shock until my weight brought me down to the ground with bruises on my legs and an embarrassed face. I was alright though, it was a bonding experience for Ken and I, and it made the journey more rewarding as we passed by Leonardo da Vinci’s home and biked through hills and flat lands.
Chenonceau was breathtaking. A castle fit for a king but also for a family. The castle is hidden behind a fresh and peaceful forest covered in tall and beautiful green trees that ...
... get the the March Bredif winery, which was recommended by the tour driver yesterday. Took a bus to the winery. We had a tour through the cave where the wine is processed and then had some wine tastings afterwards. Taking the public bus have us a unique experience on how the locals travel. Good experience. The wine guide gave us some hints on what and where to have dinner.
... cheeses, fruit veg and seafood and a great friendly atmosphere. One thing is certain, the locals in Tours, especially at the markets are very french with not many speaking English, however they were still a friendly bunch.
After the markets we went on a chateaux (castle) and wine tasting tour. We visited two chateaux, it was ok to see but I had enough of the French history now. One of the chateaux was the place that Leonardo de Vinci lived for his last ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility